Meride: the church of San Silvestro and the Museum of Sacred Art
Institutional Communication Service
24 November 2021
The presentation of issue 21, "Meride: la chiesa di San Silvestro e il Museo Arte Sacra" of the magazine "Arte e Cultura" was held on Sunday, 28 November, in the church of San Silvestro in Meride.
"Arte e Cultura" is a quarterly monographic publication, published by Fontana Edizioni, which aims to disseminate, cherish, and enhance the great artistic heritage in Ticino's religious buildings and deals with the artistic emigration from Ticino to Italy and Europe. The objectives and topics mentioned above also recur in this issue dedicated to two important places in Meride, central to the understanding of the artistic history of a country that can truly be defined as a "widespread museum": the church of San Silvestro, whose history dates back to at least the twelfth - beginning of the thirteenth century which preserves one of the most important fresco cycles of Francesco Antonio Giorgioli, and the Museum of Sacred Art, which houses works and furnishings from local sacred buildings.
The conference was feature:
- Pascal Cattaneo
President of the Parish Council
- Giorgio Mollisi
Director of "Arte e Cultura"
- Daniela Mondini
Professor of History of Medieval Architecture, USI, Institute of History and Theory of Art and Architecture
- Andrea Spiriti
Professor of History of Modern Art, University of Insubria.
Attached, the poster of the event.